Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Term 2: Poetry

Discovery Storytime Term 2: Poetry

For TA Storytime this term, all year groups at Southborough will be reading poetry. For fifteen minutes each day, our teaching assistants read from a selection of enriching poetry anthologies and verse novels.


During TA Storytime, children will be introduced to a breadth of new poets, poetry forms and techniques. Children will be encouraged to analyse poetry, perform their own poems and enjoy listening to performances from staff. Classes will consider what different forms poetry can take, what it may mean to people and what its purpose is.


In Year 5 and 6, children will be reading verse novels. In doing so, they will be introduced to the idea of using poetry as a storytelling tool.


Classes will be reading the following books:


A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen

A Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

My Beautiful Voice by Joseph Coelho

Midnight Feasts: Tasty Poems by A.F. Harold

Werewolf Club Rules by Joseph Coelho

Stars with Flaming Tails by Valerie Bloom

Hot Like Fire and Other Poems by Valerie Bloom

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

The Girl Who Became a Tree by Joseph Coelho

Booked by Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander